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Shige's Premier Auto Service is proud to introduce our Shige's Certified Service Team. Our technicians are highly trained and the majority are factory trained by manufacturers that include Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, and even Chevrolet. All of our technicians are ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certified and are all at the top of their game. You can rest assure your vehicle is being taken care of by quality technicians.

John Kadowaki | Shige's Premier Auto ServicePresident & CEO

John Kadowaki

18 Years Experience in the automotive industry, ASE Master Certified Technician, ASE Advanced Level Technician, Honda Factory Trained Technician, Hybrid Certified, Arizona Automotive Institute Graduate.

Personal Car: 2020 Lexus NX300

Christopher Lester | Shige's Premier Auto ServiceDirector of Operations
Christopher Lester


7 years of professional motorsports industry experience, including 2 years of historic restoration PM & 1.5 years of racecar design, building & race prep. Worked in Business & Marketing, Finance, IT, Customer Service, QC & Testing PM, and Part Sales & Logistics, for an OEM.

Personal Car: 2019 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Rigoberto Lucatero | Shige's Premier Auto ServiceShop Foreman

Rigoberto Lucatero

16 Years Experience in the automotive industry, Shige's Certifed Class 1 Certified Technician, ASE Certified Technician, Factory Certified in Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Honda, Hunter Alignment Certified

Personal Car: 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Daniel Arrey | Shige's Premier Auto Service

Service Advisor
Kyle Muragishi

2 Years Experience in the automotive industry, Shige's Certified Service Advisor

Personal Car: 2020 Lexus IS300


Alberto Avalos | Shige's Premier Auto ServiceTechnician Level 3
Alberto Avalos

Graduated at the top of his class at Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Hard Worker, Team Player, Motivated. Shige's Class 3 Certified Technician

Personal Car: 1999 Toyota 4Runner

Steven Lee | Shige's Premier Auto Service

Parts & Shop Support Specialist
Randy Schoonover

Over 25 years of automotive industry experience, including 10+ years of parts, and service advisor experience. Shige's head of team Morale and everyone's go-to guy. 

Personal Car: 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 


Luis Pedroza Chavez

Over 7 years of automotive technician & customer service experience. Knowledge and experience in European and Japanese cars. New to Shige's but already a team player and hard worker.

Personal Car: 2015 Honda Civic SI

Operations Support Coordinator
Jacob Reinl 

Army Veteran with experience in the customer service and aerospace industry. Shige's resident problem solver, porter, and jack of all trades.

Personal Car: 2017 VW Golf GTI


Natto | Shige’s Premier Auto Service


Natto has been the mascot of Shige's Premier Auto Service since 2016. He is a proud member of the crew and enjoys being with everyone during the day.
Likes: Playing fetch, going on walks, and practicing his "tricks" to get treats.
Dislikes: Siracha and having to go outside when it rains.



This Could Be You!

At Shige's we are always looking at how we can improve, and adding team members to our staff is no exception. We're currently looking for an experienced automotive technician. Check out the Careers Page to learn more about the role, and even apply!